Scams

We are working in partnership with Community Wardens and Citizens Advice to warn residents about scams and to support and advise those that have been targeted.

What is a scam?

Scams are schemes to con people out of their money. Even though different scams exploit different vulnerabilities in people they all have the same objective – to get people to part with their money.

Other names for scam include fraud, hoax, con, swindle or cheat. You can receive a scam via post, phone, email, the internet or adverts.

How to deal with scams

Friends Against Scams

Friends Against Scams is a national initiative that aims to protect people from becoming victims of scams and empowers communities to take a stand against scams.

Sign up to become a Friends Against Scams member